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Target's Customers Shop Mobile In a Snap

Target's new In a Snap app allows customers to buy products straight from the pages of catalogs through the use of image recognition. Customers can "snap" an image for more info, to purchase or to save for later.

Walmart Boosts Efficiency with Digital Media Platform

7/22/2014 - Walmart's media buying exchange – The Walmart Exchange (WMX) - is currently in beta phase. The platform will better target audiences and media buying for both itself and its suppliers, boosting operationally efficiency and profitability.

15 Tips to Maximize the Peak Selling Season

7/21/2014 - The peak selling season and accompanying end-of-the-year stress is almost upon us. As retailers gear up to tackle the challenge, RIS News has published 15 tips to help retailers survive and thrive during retail's busiest season.

Building Loyalty without a Rewards Program

7/21/2014 - Nurturing customer loyalty is the most cost-effective means to continued growth, but can it be accomplished without a rewards program? At Engage! 2014, Golfsmith CRM director Kim Lewis will explore the myth that you need a points program to build loyalty – Lewis believes every retailer can create a successful loyalty strategy with or without one.

Source for Sports' Data Sharing Initiative

7/15/2014 - To improve communication with vendors and realize greater insight into SKU-level sale performance Source for Sports implemented a data sharing program with its vendors powered by Askuity.

Top 10 Most Profitable Retailers

7/15/2014 - There are countless metrics available to gauge a corporation's financial health, but none more telling than overall profit margin. Apparel Magazine's annual look at the 50 most profitable apparel brands shows that double-digit margins are not impossible even in a depressed market. See where retailers lululemon, Urban Outfitters, TJX, and others ranked.

The Next Wave of Shopper Analytics

7/14/2014 - Customer to customer interaction online continues to rise and retailers are capturing, analyzing, and taking action on the data. At the Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Summit, USC associate professor Dmitri Williams will explore the C2C connection, from social graph to ROI.

In the Pink Bids Adieu to POS, Goes Mobile

7/11/2014 - In the Pink Stores, a chain of Lilly Pulitzer Signature stores launched mPOS powered by Springboard Retail. Since April, the retailer has seen a 32% jump in sales compared to the same period last year.

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2014 Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit
2014 ENGAGE